Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – May 21, 2010

May 21, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Friday, May 21, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


1) US Air Force Getting New GPS Satellite

Link to UPI article:


2) Boater Card Fixes Promised: Transport Canada

Link to CBC News article:


3) Hawaii Tracks Vehicle Violations with Online Monitoring System

Link to article in Government Technology:

4) Policy Roadmap for IntelliDrive Safety: Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I)

Link to further information from the Research and Innovative Technology Administration:

5) Proceeding from the Trucking IntelliDrive Safety Workshop on April 21

Link to further information from the Trucking Industry Mobility & Technology Coalition:

6) Polish and German Organizations Discuss ITS at Large Events

Link to article from ERTICO:

7) Presentation on VIAJEO Project, ‘Integration and Application of Data from Various Sources’

Link to article from ERTICO:


8) Poor Communication Hurt Tennessee Flood Forecasting

Link to AP article:

9) Western Australia Budgets $120 Million for Expanded Mobile Coverage on Regional Highways

Link to article on ZDNet Australia:


10) Metra Won’t Pay for Wi-Fi, Will Watch New York

Link to article and video on Medill Reports:

11) Online, Smart Phone Technology Eliminates Public Transit Guesswork in Twin Cities

Link to blog in the Twin Cities Daily Planet:

12) Helping Rural Residents Use Google Transit

Link to blog on

13) Unclear Seattle Metro Maps (II)

Link to Seattle Transit Blog:


14) Intelligent Traffic Management System in Lisbon

Link to article in The Portugal News:


15) Renault Urged to Scrap Car Named Zoe

Link to BBC News story:

News Releases

1) 511 Mobile Offers Travel Information On-the-Go in the Bay Area

2) Helping GPS Find Its Way to the Stars

3) Audi A8 – Taking the Fast Lane Onto the World Wide Web

Upcoming Events

Telematics Detroit – June 8-9 – Novi, Michigan

Friday Bonus

A ‘Barnes Dance’ allows pedestrians to cross an intersection in all directions at the same time.  This group in Washington, DC apparently missed the memo.

Today in Transportation History

1910 **100th anniversary** The Brazilian Navy cruiser, Bahia, was commissioned.


The Transportation Communications Newsletter is published electronically Monday through Friday.

To subscribe or unsubscribe, please visit:

If you have any difficulties please contact me at

TCN archives:

Questions, comments about the TCN?  Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast

© 2010 Bernie Wagenblast